STATE OF TENNESSEE v. NICHOLAS SHORT - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 7, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Dwight E. Scott, Nashville, Tennessee, for the Defendant-Appellant, Nicholas Short.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Meredith Devault, Senior Counsel; Victor S. (Torry) Johnson, III, District Attorney General; Jennifer McMillen and Pamela Anderson, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

A Davidson County jury convicted the Defendant-Appellant, Nicholas Short, of one count of first degree premeditated murder and one count of second degree murder. The trial court merged the convictions and sentenced Short to life imprisonment. The sole issue presented for our review is whether the evidence is sufficient to establish his convictions given Short’s theory of self-defense. Upon review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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